Sherwin Williams Gets the Green Light

Today, I made OUR final decision on our interior paint colors.  That's one of the things I love about my husband.  A lot of times, he'll give me total control of things and let's me run with it, in this case it was the paint colors.  But being that I'm such a great wife, (wink-wink ;o) I like having his opinion and so I ask, what does he think of OUR final colors.  He likes, making it a collaboration and, in turn, OUR decision.  Not to brag, but I think we make a great team :o)

Now, the sheet rock waits for it's splash of color.  

My goal is to make the walls classic and put all the fun in the accessories.  Colors were selected from the Sherwin Williams collection.  It took about a week's worth of time to commit to the selection but I'm sure the final result will be exactly what we wanted.

I was really drawn to the grays and thought it would be a great partner for our furnishing and the awesome floor to ceiling, rock-encrusted fireplace.  The tricky thing about choosing colors for an entire space is that you have to make sure that the colors work well together but still contrast enough so you can see the difference between the rooms, all the while keeping it neutral enough so you can change the accessories as your heart desires.  

I was initially wanting a gray tone in the master...

but after comparing it with our tile in the bath, I decided to go with more of a beige.  It made a much better match.

Next on the agenda was deciding on a color for Mason's room.  Being that it will be HIS space, I asked for his opinion.  Of course he said blue, but not just any blue.  He wanted the most in-your-face blue available.  Obviously, it's his favorite color.  I love it too, but for a room(?), not so much.  So, I thought I'd go about it in a different direction and started thinking themes.  "Do you want cars or sports or animals?", I asked.  "I want a Batman room!", he said.  Ok, I can work with that.  So, we're going with a Batman gray with subtle hints of superhero action, much like this Pottery Barn adaptation.

Ok, the mural may not be so subtle but it doesn't jump out at you like bright superhero Fatheads plastered on the wall.  Another option is to do a simple Batman signal for over his head board.  We'll see how it goes.

For the dining room, another gray-like color and possibly a crisp white wainscoting.  A little bit of character can go a looong way.

Next to come, the cabinetry.   In the kitchen, creamy antique-glazed wall units and a mocha rich center island.  I can just picture them now...

We're finally getting to the fun part of building our home, the decor.  
Happy times :o)


Tara said...

Yay for the Sherwin Williams shout out. My husband and the rest of their employees would be happy. Choosing all of the colors and decor with a completely empty slate would probably overwhelm me. Can't wait to see the final pictures!

Tamela said...

I can't wait to see it with all the paint up!!! I am so jealous, I can't wait to own my own house someday!

bluehydrangea said...

I can't wait to see the finished rooms! And I think picking out paint colors is so hard! Hope you love them all!! Thanks for stopping by BH.

He & Me + 3 said...

How fun for you being able to decorate all new. So many choices. Can't wait to see everything.
I voted for your cake too.

Tina Modotti said...

Nothing so refreshing as a new coat of paint, like a fresh start, a cool breeze, waking up after a good night's sleep. Congrats!